Period
to 17 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 324 282 341
Rank change year-on-year -42 +59 -30
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 546 288 477
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.15% 3.71% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 181 298
10th Percentile £348 £300 £321
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £481 £481
Median % change year-on-year +14.40% -0.10% +1.32%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £575
90th Percentile £771 £731 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 3 15
10th Percentile £40.62 £19.40 £25.75
25th Percentile £47.75 £24.30 £34.88
Median hourly rate £49.00 £34.95 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +40.20% -17.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £49.50 £44.09 £50.50
90th Percentile £61.33 £48.09 £52.80
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £34.95 £41.25
% change year-on-year +40.20% -15.27% +10.00%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,141 7,761 14,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.06% 23.43% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,497 5,086 9,240
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% +2.15% +3.33%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £569
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 389 571
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.25
25th Percentile £16.95 £21.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.75% +23.08% +28.09%
75th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £61.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £39.55 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.13% +17.65% +28.71%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -60 345 £575 +12.20% 163
South East -7 96 £450 -2.70% 72
East of England -29 31 £525 +10.53% 46
North of England -53 17 £460 +2.22% 54
South West -48 14 £565 +17.52% 16
North West -35 11 £475 +5.56% 34
Yorkshire -35 6 £395 -12.22% 13
East Midlands -34 2 £520 +60.00% 19
Midlands -69 2 £520 +60.00% 45
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 544 (99.63%) Degree
2 531 (97.25%) Computer Science
3 233 (42.67%) Social Skills
4 196 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (33.70%) Finance
6 170 (31.14%) Java
7 164 (30.04%) SQL
8 139 (25.46%) Python
9 126 (23.08%) AWS
10 112 (20.51%) Azure
11 105 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
11 105 (19.23%) C#
12 96 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
13 94 (17.22%) JavaScript
14 93 (17.03%) Software Engineering
15 84 (15.38%) Analytics
16 82 (15.02%) Test Automation
17 80 (14.65%) DevOps
18 73 (13.37%) Mathematics
19 71 (13.00%) C++
20 70 (12.82%) Linux
21 69 (12.64%) Banking
22 63 (11.54%) Microsoft
23 61 (11.17%) Master's Degree
24 60 (10.99%) Project Management
25 58 (10.62%) .NET
25 58 (10.62%) Scrum
26 57 (10.44%) Microservices
27 55 (10.07%) React
27 55 (10.07%) HTML

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (6.96%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.56%) Apache
2 14 (2.56%) Confluence
3 11 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.47%) Luigi
4 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.10%) Apache Airflow
5 6 (1.10%) IIS
6 5 (0.92%) Headless CMS
7 4 (0.73%) Apache Qpid
7 4 (0.73%) Appian
7 4 (0.73%) JBoss
7 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.55%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.37%) ThingWorx
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.18%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.37%) Simulink
8 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.18%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.37%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
2 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (23.08%) AWS
2 112 (20.51%) Azure
3 39 (7.14%) GCP
4 38 (6.96%) Serverless
5 30 (5.49%) Amazon S3
6 29 (5.31%) Amazon EMR
7 24 (4.40%) PaaS
8 23 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
9 22 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (3.85%) SaaS
11 20 (3.66%) Power Platform
12 18 (3.30%) GitHub
12 18 (3.30%) IaaS
13 15 (2.75%) AWS Step Functions
13 15 (2.75%) Microsoft 365
14 12 (2.20%) npm
15 10 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (1.83%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 10 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (1.83%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.59%) Network Security
2 20 (3.66%) Firewall
3 18 (3.30%) DNS
4 14 (2.56%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.38%) Wireless
6 12 (2.20%) DHCP
6 12 (2.20%) WAN
7 11 (2.01%) LAN
8 10 (1.83%) BGP
8 10 (1.83%) OSPF
9 9 (1.65%) HTTP
10 8 (1.47%) FTP
10 8 (1.47%) IPsec
10 8 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.28%) MPLS
11 7 (1.28%) SD-WAN
11 7 (1.28%) WLAN
12 6 (1.10%) SAN
12 6 (1.10%) VLAN
12 6 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (7.88%) NoSQL
3 42 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 39 (7.14%) Big Data
4 39 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 28 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (4.21%) Tableau
7 22 (4.03%) Amazon Redshift
8 21 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 19 (3.48%) MySQL
9 19 (3.48%) Power BI
10 18 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (3.30%) Apache Hive
11 16 (2.93%) Redis
12 14 (2.56%) DB2
13 13 (2.38%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.20%) Data Lake
15 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.28%) QlikView
17 6 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 41 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 37 (6.78%) JIRA
4 20 (3.66%) Selenium
5 15 (2.75%) Maven
6 14 (2.56%) GitLab
7 12 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.01%) JUnit
9 9 (1.65%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.47%) Burp Suite
10 8 (1.47%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.47%) Metasploit
10 8 (1.47%) Postman
10 8 (1.47%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.28%) JMeter
11 7 (1.28%) Mocha
11 7 (1.28%) TestNG
12 6 (1.10%) Appium
12 6 (1.10%) Zephyr
General
1 233 (42.67%) Social Skills
2 184 (33.70%) Finance
3 105 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (12.64%) Banking
5 40 (7.33%) Financial Institution
6 38 (6.96%) Front Office
7 35 (6.41%) Legal
8 25 (4.58%) Investment Banking
9 23 (4.21%) Presentation Skills
10 20 (3.66%) Telecoms
11 18 (3.30%) Public Sector
12 16 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
13 14 (2.56%) Marketing
14 13 (2.38%) Electronics
14 13 (2.38%) Retail
15 11 (2.01%) Publishing
16 10 (1.83%) Organisational Skills
17 8 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
18 7 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 183 (33.52%) Developer
2 51 (9.34%) Java Developer
3 47 (8.61%) Analyst
4 46 (8.42%) Data Engineer
5 42 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 41 (7.51%) Architect
7 29 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 26 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
9 24 (4.40%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 17 (3.11%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.11%) .NET Software Engineer
10 17 (3.11%) C# Software Engineer
11 16 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (2.93%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 16 (2.93%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 14 (2.56%) C# Developer
13 13 (2.38%) Network Engineer
13 13 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (2.20%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.20%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.62%) .NET
2 55 (10.07%) CSS
2 55 (10.07%) HTML
2 55 (10.07%) React
3 45 (8.24%) AngularJS
4 37 (6.78%) Kafka
5 32 (5.86%) .NET Framework
5 32 (5.86%) Node.js
6 31 (5.68%) REST
7 30 (5.49%) RESTful
7 30 (5.49%) Web Services
8 27 (4.95%) Spring
9 22 (4.03%) XML
10 21 (3.85%) WPF
11 20 (3.66%) .NET Core
12 18 (3.30%) Spring Boot
13 17 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (2.56%) Entity Framework
14 14 (2.56%) JSON
14 14 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.16%) Management Information System
2 43 (7.88%) User Experience
3 35 (6.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 25 (4.58%) Algorithms
6 22 (4.03%) Public Cloud
7 21 (3.85%) Mobile App
8 20 (3.66%) Data Centre
9 19 (3.48%) Data Structures
9 19 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (2.20%) Biotechnology
10 12 (2.20%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.83%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (1.83%) Equities
12 6 (1.10%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.10%) iSeries
12 6 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (1.10%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.82%) Linux
2 53 (9.71%) Windows
3 25 (4.58%) Unix
4 16 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.56%) Android
6 8 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.92%) tvOS
8 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (97.25%) Computer Science
2 196 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (17.03%) Software Engineering
5 84 (15.38%) Analytics
6 82 (15.02%) Test Automation
7 80 (14.65%) DevOps
8 73 (13.37%) Mathematics
9 60 (10.99%) Project Management
10 58 (10.62%) Scrum
11 57 (10.44%) Microservices
12 51 (9.34%) Multithreading
13 41 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (7.51%) Low Latency
13 41 (7.51%) OO
14 40 (7.33%) Visualisation
15 38 (6.96%) Data Protection
16 35 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (6.23%) Cybersecurity
18 33 (6.04%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 170 (31.14%) Java
2 164 (30.04%) SQL
3 139 (25.46%) Python
4 105 (19.23%) C#
5 94 (17.22%) JavaScript
6 71 (13.00%) C++
7 39 (7.14%) Scala
8 31 (5.68%) Ruby
9 29 (5.31%) C
10 25 (4.58%) Perl
11 21 (3.85%) Bash
11 21 (3.85%) Java 8
12 20 (3.66%) TypeScript
13 18 (3.30%) PowerShell
14 15 (2.75%) Go
15 12 (2.20%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.83%) PHP
17 9 (1.65%) Java 11
17 9 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 7 (1.28%) R
Qualifications
1 544 (99.63%) Degree
2 61 (11.17%) Master's Degree
3 23 (4.21%) CISSP
4 22 (4.03%) AWS Certification
5 20 (3.66%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.75%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (2.56%) CCNA
8 14 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 14 (2.56%) SC Cleared
9 13 (2.38%) CCNP
10 12 (2.20%) CISM
11 11 (2.01%) CREST Certified
11 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.83%) SANS
13 8 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.10%) ISEB
15 6 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.14%) QA
2 33 (6.04%) GDPR
3 14 (2.56%) GRC
4 12 (2.20%) Data Quality
5 11 (2.01%) NCSC
6 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.47%) SLA
8 5 (0.92%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.73%) SOC 1
9 4 (0.73%) SOC 2
10 3 (0.55%) COBIT
10 3 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.55%) NIST
11 2 (0.37%) MISRA
11 2 (0.37%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.37%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.37%) PSD2
System Software
1 46 (8.42%) Docker
2 17 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.10%) HDFS
5 5 (0.92%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.55%) vSphere
7 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 44 (8.06%) Terraform
3 15 (2.75%) Ansible
4 12 (2.20%) Puppet
5 11 (2.01%) Grafana
5 11 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.83%) Nessus
6 10 (1.83%) Prometheus
6 10 (1.83%) RSA Archer
7 9 (1.65%) SCCM
8 5 (0.92%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.55%) CASB
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.55%) Salt
11 2 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.37%) Kibana
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.49%) Oracle
3 28 (5.13%) Google
4 21 (3.85%) Cisco
5 16 (2.93%) Databricks
5 16 (2.93%) Splunk
6 15 (2.75%) VMware
7 13 (2.38%) Apple
7 13 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.20%) Kenna
8 12 (2.20%) Qualys
9 9 (1.65%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.65%) Informatica
10 8 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.28%) Juniper
11 7 (1.28%) Remedy
12 6 (1.10%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.10%) Guidewire
12 6 (1.10%) SAP
12 6 (1.10%) Sybase